Every dog owner wants his animal to be healthy and cheerful. But, unfortunately, pets are prone to diseases no less than people.
Like a person, a pet can get an infectious disease. Antibiotics are used against various bacteria that prevent the dog from functioning normally. Many owners use pet medicine to treat pets. However, modern veterinary medicine can boast of drugs of the same effect, designed specifically for animals. One of them is Sinuloks.
Sinuloks for dogs: instructions for use
Sinulox is a powerful antibiotic of the penicillin group. The main substance that determines the effect of the drug is Amoxicillin. This antibiotic is well known to both veterinarians and doctors treating people. Amoxicillin has a wide spectrum of action. Most often, it is used to fight streptococci, peptostreptokokka, staphylococcus, clostridia, pasteurella and salmonella.
Veterinarians often prescribe Sinulox for treating skin diseases in dogs that are accompanied by the release of pus, diseases of the urogenital system, pneumonia and other respiratory diseases, enteritis and other diseases that occur in the digestive system. In addition, this medicine is used for inflammation of the joints of the animal and infections that can occur after the animal undergoes surgery.
Release form and use of the drug
In veterinary pharmacies Sinuloks can be found in tablets and in suspension, which is used for injections.
Sinuloks tablets have a flat shape with a notch. The notch is necessary so that the tablet is convenient to divide and measure the required dose. Sinuloks in its composition has special additives that hide the taste of antibiotics from the animal. Therefore, animals do not experience difficulties in taking these pills. Tablets are usually prescribed for 1 kg of animal weight (12.5 mg each). However, in most cases, the dosage is set by the vet himself, since there are several factors that affect the required dose. Instructions to the drug Sinuloks provides for the animals to take the tablets in pure form. Nevertheless, it is better to use them together with food so that the harmful effects of the drug on the stomach membrane do not occur. You can also use the medicine after the animal has taken food.
Pills can be taken in pure form if the dog is seriously ill and refuses to eat. The duration of treatment with Sinuloksom most often is 10-12 days. However, some diseases require longer treatment. If a dog is shown a long course of treatment, follow-up by a veterinarian is necessary. This is due to the fact that antibiotics can have a harmful effect on the liver of an animal.
Sinuloks in suspension is a mixture of the drug with water. In appearance - a yellowish liquid. Suspension should be administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously. The dosage of the drug is also calculated depending on the weight of the dog (8.75 mg per 1 kg of weight).
Features of use of Sinuloks
Shake the bottle thoroughly before using the suspension. Place the intended injection need to stretch. This is necessary so that after the administration of the drug there is no lump. The introduction of the drug should be carried out only with dry hands and a dry syringe. The injection site must also be free of water. Upon contact with water, one of the active ingredients of the drug is destroyed, and it may lose its effectiveness. Meanwhile, the introduction of antibiotics by injection is much safer. This method protects the stomach and intestines of the animal from the harmful effects. Keep the remnants of the drug after the course of treatment is impossible, despite the large volume of the bottle. Therefore, the bottle must be thrown out.
The solution for injection is no different from the suspension. When using the container do not need to shake. The dosage of the drug is also calculated by the weight of the dog. When calculating it is necessary to be very accurate, since this is precisely what antibiotics require. The drug in the opened ampoule can be stored no more than 4 days. As in the case of suspension, after the course of treatment the bottle must be discarded. It can not be stored for a long time.
Especially serious contraindications Sinuloks has. It cannot be used if the animal is allergic to penicillin group anibiotics. In this case, severe allergic reactions can occur. Side effect - an allergic reaction. There may be redness of the skin at the injection site. This symptom passes on its own and does not require special events.
It is recommended to choose a subcutaneous route of administration. So the drug will not have direct contact with the blood of the sick animal. You should not use Sinuloks with other drugs designed to fight bacteria, because there is no information about how these drugs interact. It is absolutely certain that they should not be mixed in one syringe. Such manipulation can lead to severe consequences for the animal.
Analogs Sinuloksa: Amoxiclav, Noroclav. In addition to these agents, Amoxicillin acts as analogues. This is one of the most common antibiotics, so many similar remedies. Before choosing an analogue, consult a veterinarian.
Sinuloks for dogs: reviews breeders
Reviews of the drug breeders leave controversial. Some say that the animals of Sinuloks are happy to eat the tablets themselves, others claim that their pets did not want to take the drug themselves. At the same time, pet owners say that an animal can eat a drug mixed with food. It is not so easy to notice, because it does not have a pronounced taste and smell.
The fact that antibiotics are taken by animals leaves many questions to breeders. Veterinarians have an explanation for this. The fact is that to cope with the protection against infections, nothing can as antibiotics. Owners of dogs that already gave the animal Sinuloks say that no side effects were found, and the pet's wound healed much faster than usual. Still note the good effect of the drug in pneumonia. According to the owners, it is enough to beat the antibiotic for 5 days to get the animal on the mend. Many have already acquired this medicine for their permanent veterinary first-aid kit.
Veterinarians say that you should not deceive yourself about the harmlessness of the drug. Many people read on the Internet that it is safe even for pregnant dogs. Doctors warn: any antibiotic is dangerous at this time, and the preparation containing amoxicillin, which is strong in its action, is whiter. Of course, the reception of such drugs animals should be monitored by a veterinarian who made the appointment. Of course, if you can do without antibiotics in treatment, then it is better to do so.
This medicine is intended specifically for animals. Unlike human drugs, it is well perceived by animals. In no case should you give such a strong drug without consulting a veterinarian. It may be dangerous. Therefore, when an animal shows signs of an infectious disease, take it to the doctor.